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Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.

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    • Buddhism
    • 4.8 • 796 Ratings

Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.

    Healing Racialized Trauma: A Conversation with Resmaa Menakem and Tara Brach

    Healing Racialized Trauma: A Conversation with Resmaa Menakem and Tara Brach

    The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Resmaa Menakem speaks in a compelling way how this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white body supremacy, and create a truly anti-racist culture. This conversation includes a powerful and provocative guided reflection.

    • 59 min
    Meditation: Letting Life Live Through You

    Meditation: Letting Life Live Through You

    We unconsciously tense against the energetic life of the present moment. This meditation guides us in relaxing and opening to the full aliveness and awareness that animates our being.

    • 18 min
    Change, Loss and Timeless Love (Part 1)

    Change, Loss and Timeless Love (Part 1)

    Our capacity to live and love fully is entirely intertwined with how we relate to change and loss. These two talks are an invitation to look honestly, and without judgment, at the ways we resist facing our fears and grieving our losses. We then explore how to bring mindfulness and compassion to processing what we’ve resisted, and opening to the timeless love that is our true nature.

    • 41 min
    Meditation: Listening to Our Heart

    Meditation: Listening to Our Heart

    True listening arouses an open receptive presence that can be truly healing. This meditation awakens a listening presence; first bringing that receptive awareness to sensations and sounds, and then offering that presence to the tenderness and vulnerability of our heart.

    • 22 min
    Meditation: Uprooting Limiting Beliefs with RAIN

    Meditation: Uprooting Limiting Beliefs with RAIN

    This short reflection guides us in using RAIN (recognize-allow-investigate-nurture) when we discover we are caught in a limiting belief. Who would you be if you didn’t believe there was something wrong with you? (an excerpt from the full talk, Freedom from the Prison of Limiting Beliefs, given on 2020-09-23)

    • 9 min
    Meditation: Letting Go and Letting Be

    Meditation: Letting Go and Letting Be

    We leave presence by contracting into thoughts and resisting the changing flow of life. This meditation guides us in gently releasing thoughts and opening to this mysterious life, just as it is.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
796 Ratings

796 Ratings

Betsy from Montreal ,

When I struggle to calm my mind...

Tara’s meditations help so much. They speak to my heart and to my needs. Thank you for the peace and awareness you help me bring to my life.

Follow up - October 2020. You are a wonderful guide - I am so grateful for the fun and the peace and the care. Thank you!

Hay win ,

Eternal gratitude

Tara is like a Star in the sky, unconditionally and eternally, sending light. I look at her, ask her questions, share my sorrows and tears, wait for her wisdom. Then I look for an answer: in her website, her podcast, one of her online courses, or one of her books: she always has an answer for me. ALWAYS.
She is a seeker of truth, a lover of the human spirit and our planet, the best travel companion, of our journey home...

I see the divine in you, Tara and it inspires me to seek for the same star quality in me...

Haydee W

Aidancam ,

Showing the way

In 2016-2017 I overcame an 11-year cocaine addiction. I decided to quit cocaine and tried to start living a sane and purposeful life in 2007 mind you. It was not until discovering mindfulness through Tara’s website that the confluence of desire and readiness and the tools I needed came together.

In 2018 a sibling’s suicide and CPTSD got me off course, and a traumatic brain injury in early 2019 very nearly sealed the deal.

In both recoveries I’ve found Tara’s talks enormously helpful. Compassionate yet uncompromising, I’ve always seemed to hear the right thing at the right time from Tara. Whether it was a talk on self-compassion or letting go of judgment, to a Tonglen meditation when ready, to a recent talk on Responding not Reacting that quite probably saved my life. Tara doesn’t just encourage she illuminates, and Responding not Reacting for a traumatic brain injury patient gave real hope - the process of sub-cortical looping explained and understood opened a door for me - the anxiety was ITS OWN THING, and my brain would supply the reason, and the looping would start. Breaking that cycle required understanding that the physical sensation of anxiety had a physical cause, and that my brain was supplying despairing thoughts to fit the feeling, and so on, around and around.

Thank you Tara.

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